Thursday, February 28, 2019

Record Store Day 2019 (UK): Ska and Reggae Releases from Dillinger, Heptones, Madness, Mikey Dread, Prince Fatty, The Specials, Joe Strummer, The Trojans, and more!

Of course, the list of UK 2019 Record Store Day ska and reggae releases is VASTLY superior to what is on offer in the States. If you're a Yank, read 'em and weep, 'cause if you want any of these, they're going to be hard to track down and pricey as hell to ship to America...

Alpha and Omega Dubplate Selection Volume 1 LP (Mania Dub)
Alpha and Omega Dubplate Selection Volume 2 LP (Mania Dub)
Cornell Campbell Greenwich Farm Sessions LP (Jamaican Recordings)
Desmond Dekker Pretty Africa LP (Trojan)
Dillinger CB200 LP (Get on Down)
Freddy McKay "Another Weekend" 12" (Greensleeves)
Heptones Swing Low LP + 12" (Burning Sound)
Lee "Scratch" Perry Back to the Ark 4 x LP (Upsetter Records)
Lee "Scratch" Perry "Big Ben Rock" 7" (Where It's At Is Where You Are)
Johnny Osbourne "Nightfall" 7" (VP Records/17 North Parade)
Madness "One Step Beyond" "Nutty Dance" Shaped Picture Disc 7" (BMG)
Mikey Dread Roots and Culture 10" EP (Music on Vinyl)
Mighty Diamonds Thugs in the Street LP (Diggers Factory)
Prince Fatty featuring Earl 16 "Be Thankful for What You Got" 7" (Evergreen Recordings)
Roots Radics Dub the Planet LP (Soundsystem)
Roots Radics 12 Inches of Dub LP (VP Records/17 North Parade)
The Specials "10 Commandments" featuring Saffiyah Khan b/w "You're Wondering Now" featuring Amy Winehouse 7" (Island)
Joe Strummer The Rockfield Studio Tracks ("Forbidden City (Demo)" b/w "The Cool Impossible") 12" (Ignition)
The Trojans Top Hits LP (Gaz's Rockin' Records)
V/A Max's SKAnsas City (Roland Alphonso, The Offs, The Terrorists; liner notes by Marco on the Bass) LP (Jungle)
V/A Roots from the Yard 7" box set (VP Records/17 North Parade)
V/A Studio One Showcase 7" box set (Soul Jazz)
V/A This Is Ska! (Live recording of JA artist showcase at 1964 World's Fair) LP (1960s Records)

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Mark said...

Disappointingly, but not surprisingly, we get the short end of the stick again stateside.

For those of us here in NYC, though, I should point out that last year, a few weeks after Record Store Day, the Rough Trade store in Brooklyn had a couple large table of boxes featuring heaps of UK-only RSD releases, including some very tasty titles.

So, there’s that particular flicker of hope for those of us who are not frothing at the chops for a double A-sided Motley Crue Beelzebub-shaped picture disc.

Charles Benoit said...

Vastly superior is an understatement.